Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt Posts Two New Articles on his Forbes Blog
- Posted by Christopher Ledsham
- On 27th September 2016
- dispersal, Forbes.com, red tourism, russia
COTRI Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt has published two new articles on his Forbes blog, which are available to read online now.
The first article, “Countries Want Chinese Tourists – Just Not All In The Same Place”, deals with the issue of “dispersal” of Chinese outbound travellers in destinations that would like to encourager visitors to spread further throughout the country, rather than causing overcrowding in well-known tourism hotspots. This issue is particularly relevant in the context of the fact that half of the 64 million Chinese outbound border crossings in the first half of 2016 were to destinations beyond the Greater China region.
The second article posted by Professor Arlt – “How Communism Influences Where Chinese Tourists Travel” – deals with the continuing development of “Red Tourism” internationally. While politically-motivated tours of historically-significant sites has existed within China for a number of decades, it has also been growing in the outbound Chinese tourism market in recent years too. This growing phenomenon gained official recognition last year with the signing of an agreement between Russia and China, which would see the promotion of tours related to the life of Vladimir Lenin. Accordingly, a number of destinations are looking into their own links to the history of Communism and figures from the Chinese Communist Party to develop their own tourism products in the hope of attracting Chinese outbound tourists with an interest in history.
Prof. Dr. Arlt’s articles: “Countries Want Chinese Tourists – Just Not All In The Same Place” and “How Communism Influences Where Chinese Tourists Travel” are available on his blog at Forbes.com.
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